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UPDATE: Shipshewana teen dies in motorcycle crash

UPDATE at 11:45 AM: Police have released more information about a fatal motorcycle crash near Middlebury today.

Posted on Aug. 28, 2009 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 28, 2009 at 6:43 a.m.

UPDATE at 11:45 AM:

Police have released more information about a fatal motorcycle crash near Middlebury today.

Adam Steglich, 17, of Shipshewana, was found off the side of the road in the 10000 block of S.R. 120 around 7:20 a.m.

He had been driving north on C.R. 43 at S.R. 120 and skidded through the intersection at a high rate of speed, according to a crash report from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department. He went off the side of the road and struck a decorative flower berm edged with railroad ties.

Steglich died at the scene. Police believe the crash happened around 12:30 a.m.

10 AM:

Elkhart County police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash near Middlebury this morning.

Police responded to the 10000 block of S.R. 120 around 7:20 a.m. when a resident in the area reported an unresponsive male teenager off the side of the road, according to Trevor Wendzonka, public information supervisor at the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department. The boy is 17 years old, but police have not yet released his name.

The crash had happened sometime over night.

Police are investigating to determine when the crash took place, Wendzonka said.


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